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Portrait In Blue  
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Description
What started as a burglary at an art gallery ended up with more than just a painting being stolen, but also the feelings of those involved. And when that stolen painting happened to be the masterpiece of a young artist named Kagawa Setsuyou, gallery owner Andou finds himself the victim of the eccentric artist's whims. Taking place deep in the woods, with just the two of them alone together in an ancient gallery... Ike paints breathtakingly passionate scenes that readers are sure to enjoy.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Bi no Isu (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
青色契約
Aoi Iro Keiyaku
Aoiiro Keiyaku
Aoiro Keiyaku
Blue Contract

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4-5(end) by Nakama (2547d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Nakama (2589d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Nakama (2651d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (272 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 4th 2014, 4:31pm PST


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Year
2006

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #791 increased(+387)
Monthly Pos #2075 increased(+347)
3 Month Pos #3376 increased(+36)
6 Month Pos #4078 increased(+58)

List Stats
On 117 reading lists
On 189 wish lists
On 1183 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 207 custom lists

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PLEASE DON'T   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by chichienu
February 7th, 2013, 3:34am
this was the most BORING AND ABSOLUTE PLOT-LESS manga i've eve read... its ot worth your time. IKE REIBUN is one of my most favorite mangaka so this was a little ,no a lot let down.
dont read this if you are looking for romance,drama..this is not it
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Yesss!   
Rating: N/A
by sandyatthebeach1
January 9th, 2013, 10:28pm
Haha, I was searching for this for so long! It was evading me, taunting me X___X (pretty much since I suck at using Google- tip for the incompetent like me: search for Aoiro Keiyaku, haha, it'll show up under that name. Anyway, I am a huge fan of Ike Reibun- her art is super sexy and beautiful, and this one is no exception. The story was unique, and I liked her attention to detail- she has a really cool style and some pretty interesting concepts and ideas. Also, after all those sweat-inducing Google searches, I definitely enjoyed it a lot, haha, although I can't help feel this is missing something- although the two character's relationship is really sweet, they lacked that spark, if you know what I mean. At any rate, though, this is miles above most yaoi, so please, read it! I do highly recommend it, along with all of Ike Reibun's other work. biggrin
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Great in parts but..   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by streetwalker
October 21st, 2011, 5:26pm
I really loved some aspects of this story. I liked the couple for one and some of the scenes in this manga are my favorite scenes ever. The tub scene for example, just so sweet and heartwarming in a simple way. But the seme's attitude towards the end was infuriating! What exactly was the problem? Gah..
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What?   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
May 23rd, 2011, 11:59pm
This was kind of all over the place and super cheesy. The art was just ok for me. Some elements were really gorgeous and some weren't so great. The plot was...weird. Why did someone steal a painting from an artist who's seemingly barely known to begin with? It wouldn't be worth anything. Then a ghost story that goes nowhere? I...have no idea. It was really disjointed. I feel like people are imagining more depth in this than what actually exists(very little). They tried to write angst into it, but it felt forced. They did things which made little sense just for the sake of drama, especially toward the end. The naked scenes are pretty hot though(but short), so I'll give it that much.
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Sweet, Artful and Pure   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
February 3rd, 2010, 11:32am
In Chapter 2, the art is breath-taking; there is so much flowing, liquid motion alongside the intense emotion of the sensual bath tub scene. In fact, that was my favourite chapter. It proved to me that Ike-sensei can do clever one shots that highlight both beautiful art and clever, captivating story telling with real, relate-able human psyche. It isn't a one shot, but it could be.

She ties in the concept of fear (she does that topic well!) of obvious things like vampires and dark rooms with more oblique fears like someone not always returning to your side. The subtle promise at the end and the location and topic the promise was made upon were so deftly done!

I like how Ike-sensei adds little education tid bits about the world of fine art. I liked the strong feel of 'love' and 'comfort' in this one.
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if   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ragec
December 16th, 2008, 6:43pm
If you like the angsty and dramatic type then this yaoi is perfect for you. The end is kinda not my taste and it seem it's all over the place but it's a good ending. Not one of my favorite but still good.
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gosh   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
January 7th, 2008, 8:31pm
I just cannot say enough about sensei's work, the art is one of my favorites. The stories are not at all cliche either so is always nice to read.
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awww   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elenaluz
December 26th, 2007, 6:14pm
I really did like this volume. It was sweet and funny, and the relationship was completely consensual. The mangaka captured the subtleties in expression during the dramatic moments just right. Don't miss the funny comics at the end of each chapter!

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